Cisco ONS 15454 SDH Reference Manual, Release 7.0
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About this Manual

Table Of Contents

About this Manual

Revision History

Document Objectives


Document Organization

Related Documentation

Document Conventions

Obtaining Optical Networking Information

Where to Find Safety and Warning Information

Cisco Optical Networking Product Documentation CD-ROM

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request

About this Manual

Note The terms "Unidirectional Path Switched Ring" and "UPSR" may appear in Cisco literature. These terms do not refer to using Cisco ONS 15xxx products in a unidirectional path switched ring configuration. Rather, these terms, as well as "Path Protected Mesh Network" and "PPMN," refer generally to Cisco's path protection feature, which may be used in any topological network configuration. Cisco does not recommend using its path protection feature in any particular topological network configuration.

This section explains the objectives, intended audience, and organization of this publication and describes the conventions that convey instructions and other information.

This section provides the following information:

Revision History

Document Objectives


Document Organization

Related Documentation

Document Conventions

Obtaining Optical Networking Information

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request

Revision History


March 2007

Revision History Table added for the first time.

April 2007

Corrected product part numbers for the UBIC-V and UBIC-H DS3 cables. Added note to indicate the support for LO circuits in SNCP in XC-VXC-10G card.

August 2007

Updated the note in the SNCP Circuits section of the Circuits and Tunnels chapter.

Updated About this Manual chapter.

October 2007

Added a table with border error rates and a corresponding Note in the Performance Monitoring chapter.

April 2008

Added a note in the "User Password, Login, and Access Policies" section in the Security chapter.

Updated note on protection switching in "Link Capacity Adjustment" section of Chapter 11, Circuits and Tunnels.

May 2008

Added power-level LED information for TCC2 and TCC2P cards in Chapter 2, Common Control Cards.

July 2008

Updated the section "15454_MRC-12 Port-Level Indicators" in the Optical Cards chapter, to show the correct number and status of the Rx indicator.

Added a note in section 10.1 "Timing Parameters" section of Chapter 10, Timing.

September 2008

Added a Warning for all optical cards in Chapter 4, Optical Cards.

Added a note in Card Default Settings and Node Default Settings section of Appendix C, Network Element Defaults.

Updated the maximum current rating and fusing in section "A.1.9 System Power" of Appendix A, Hardware Specifications.

Updated FC_MR-4 Statistics Parameters table in the chapter, Performance Monitoring.

Updated "Table 4-17 Line Rate Configurations Per 15454_MRC-12 Port, Based on Available Bandwidth" in Chapter 4, Optical Cards.

Updated the Software and Hardware Compatibility section.

October 2008

Updated the section "4.15.2 Ports and Line Rates" and "Table 4-17 Line Rate Configurations Per 15454_MRC-12 Port, Based on Available Bandwidth" in Chapter 4, Optical Cards.

November 2008

Updated the list of PM parameters for MRC-12 card in Chapter 15, Performance Monitoring.

April 2009

Updated Figure 7-1 in Chapter 7, Card Protection.

Updated the "TCC2P Card Specifications" section in Appendix A.

Updated the Cisco ONS 15454 SDH bandwidth specifications section in "A.1.1 Bandwidth" of Appendix A, Hardware Specifications.

June 2009

Updated "STM-N Speed Upgrades" in Chapter 12, SDH Topologies and Upgrades.

July 2009

Updated the table "PM Parameters for the STM-1 and STM1 SH 1310-8 Cards" in Chapter 15, Performance Monitoring.

Updated the section "CE-1000-4 Card" in Chapter 5, Ethernet Cards.

Updated "Table 11-5 DCC Tunnel" in Chapte 11, Circuits and Tunnels.

Added a new section, Comparison of the Protection Schemes in the chapter, SDH Topologies and Upgrades.

November 2009

Updated the table "Line Rate Configurations Per 15454_MRC-12 Port, Based on Available Bandwidth" in the chapter, "Optical Cards".

January 2010

Updated the section "STM-N Speed Upgrades" in the chapter SDH Topologies and Upgrades.

February 2010

Changed the BIEC parameter to BIT-EC in Chapter 15, "Performance Monitoring".

April 2010

Updated the section "SNMP Overview" in the chapter "SNMP".

November 2010

Updated the figure "ML1000-2 Faceplate and Block Diagram" under the section "ML1000-2 Card" in the chapter "Ethernet Cards".

June 2011

Updated the section "AIC-I Card" in the chapter "Common Control Cards".

January 2012

Updated the privileges for the Download/Cancel operations in the table, "ONS 15454 SDH Security Levels—Network View " in the chapter, "Security".

February 2012

Updated the table "SFP and XFP Card Compatibility" in the chapter "Optical Cards".

August 2012

The full length book-PDF was generated.

Document Objectives

This manual provides reference information for the Cisco ONS 15454 SDH.


To use this publication, you should be familiar with Cisco or equivalent optical transmission hardware and cabling, telecommunications hardware and cabling, electronic circuitry and wiring practices, and preferably have experience as a telecommunications technician.

Document Organization

Table 1 lists the chapter titles and provides a summary for each chapter.

Table 1 Cisco ONS 15454 SDH Reference Manual Chapters 


Chapter 1 "Shelf and FMEC Hardware"

Includes descriptions of the rack, ferrites, power and ground, fan-tray assembly, air filter, card slots, cable, cable connectors, and cable routing.

Chapter 2 "Common Control Cards"

Includes descriptions of the TCC2P, XC10G, XC-VXL, and AIC-I cards.

Chapter 3 "Electrical Cards"

Includes descriptions of E1-N-14, E1-42, E3-12, DS3i-N-12, STM1E-12, FMEC cards, MIC cards, card temperature ranges, and compatibility.

Chapter 4 "Optical Cards"

Includes descriptions of the STM1-4, STM1-8, STM-4, STM4-4, STM-16, STM-64, TXP_MR, TXPP_MR, and MXP cards, as well as card temperature ranges and card compatibility.

Chapter 5 "Ethernet Cards"

Includes descriptions of the E100T-G, E1000-2-G, G1000-4, G1K-4, CE-100T-8, ML100T-12, ML1000-2, and ML100X-8 cards, gigabit interface converters (GBICs) and small form-factor pluggables (SFPs).

Chapter 6 "Storage Access Networking Cards"

Includes the FC_MR-4 card description and application.

Chapter 7 "Card Protection"

Includes electrical, optical, and transponder and muxponder card protection methods, as well as external switching commands.

Chapter 8 "Cisco Transport Controller Operation"

Includes information about CTC delivery, installation, computer requirements, connection, the CTC window, and database reset and revert.

Chapter 9 "Security"

Includes user set up, security parameters and profiles, audit trail information, and RADIUS authentication information.

Chapter 10 "Timing"

Includes node and network timing information.

Chapter 11 "Circuits and Tunnels"

Includes descriptions of circuit properties, cross-connect card bandwidth usage, data communications channel (DCC) and IP-encapsulated tunnels, multiple destination circuits, circuit monitoring, subnetwork connection protection (SNCP) and multiplex section-shared protection rings (MS-SPRing) circuits, J1 path trace, path signal labels, manual and automatic circuit routing, and virtual concatenated (VCAT) circuits.

Chapter 12 "SDH Topologies and Upgrades"

Includes the SDH configurations used by the ONS 15454 SDH; including MS-SPRings, SNCPs, subtending rings, linear ADMs, and optical bus configurations, as well as information about upgrading optical speeds within any configuration.

Chapter 13 "Management Network Connectivity"

Provides an overview of ONS 15454 SDH data communications network (DCN) connectivity, scenarios showing Cisco ONS 15454 SDH nodes in common IP network configurations, and information about provisionable patchcords, the IP routing table, external firewalls, and open gateway network element (GNE) networks.

Chapter 14 "Alarm Monitoring and Management"

Explains alarm, condition, and history display; severities; profiles; suppression; external alarms; and the audit trail.

Chapter 15 "Performance Monitoring"

Provides performance-monitoring parameters for all ONS 15454 SDH cards.

Chapter 16 "SNMP"

Describes simple network management protocol (SNMP) as it applies to the ONS 15454 SDH.

"Hardware Specifications"

Provides specifications for the ONS 15454 SDH shelf assembly and cards.

"Administrative and Service States"

Describes the extended state model for cards, ports, and cross-connects.

"Network Element Defaults"

Lists card, node, and CTC-level network element (NE) defaults.

Related Documentation

Use the Cisco ONS 15454 SDH Reference Manual with the following referenced publications:

Cisco ONS 15454 SDH Procedure Guide
Provides procedures to install, turn up, provision, and maintain a Cisco ONS 15454 SDH node and network.

Cisco ONS 15454 SDH Troubleshooting Guide
Provides general troubleshooting procedures, alarm descriptions and troubleshooting procedures, error messages, and transient conditions.

Cisco ONS 15454 SDH TL1 Command Guide
Provides a full TL1 command and autonomous message set including parameters, AIDs, conditions and modifiers for the Cisco ONS 15454 SDH.

Cisco ONS 15454 SDH TL1 Reference Guide
Provides general information, procedures, and errors for TL1 in the Cisco ONS 15454 SDH.

Ethernet Card Software Feature and Configuration G uide for the Cisco ONS 15454, Cisco ONS 15454 SDH, and Cisco ONS 15327
Provides software features for all Ethernet cards and configuration information for Cisco IOS on ML-Series cards.

Release Notes for the Cisco ONS 15454 SDH Release 7.0
Provides caveats, closed issues, and new feature and functionality information.

For an update on End-of-Life and End-of-Sale notices, refer to

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Dit waarschuwingssymbool betekent gevaar. U verkeert in een situatie die lichamelijk letsel kan veroorzaken. Voordat u aan enige apparatuur gaat werken, dient u zich bewust te zijn van de bij elektrische schakelingen betrokken risico's en dient u op de hoogte te zijn van de standaard praktijken om ongelukken te voorkomen. Gebruik het nummer van de verklaring onderaan de waarschuwing als u een vertaling van de waarschuwing die bij het apparaat wordt geleverd, wilt raadplegen.




Tämä varoitusmerkki merkitsee vaaraa. Tilanne voi aiheuttaa ruumiillisia vammoja. Ennen kuin käsittelet laitteistoa, huomioi sähköpiirien käsittelemiseen liittyvät riskit ja tutustu onnettomuuksien yleisiin ehkäisytapoihin. Turvallisuusvaroitusten käännökset löytyvät laitteen mukana toimitettujen käännettyjen turvallisuusvaroitusten joukosta varoitusten lopussa näkyvien lausuntonumeroiden avulla.




Ce symbole d'avertissement indique un danger. Vous vous trouvez dans une situation pouvant entraîner des blessures ou des dommages corporels. Avant de travailler sur un équipement, soyez conscient des dangers liés aux circuits électriques et familiarisez-vous avec les procédures couramment utilisées pour éviter les accidents. Pour prendre connaissance des traductions des avertissements figurant dans les consignes de sécurité traduites qui accompagnent cet appareil, référez-vous au numéro de l'instruction situé à la fin de chaque avertissement.




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Questo simbolo di avvertenza indica un pericolo. La situazione potrebbe causare infortuni alle persone. Prima di intervenire su qualsiasi apparecchiatura, occorre essere al corrente dei pericoli relativi ai circuiti elettrici e conoscere le procedure standard per la prevenzione di incidenti. Utilizzare il numero di istruzione presente alla fine di ciascuna avvertenza per individuare le traduzioni delle avvertenze riportate in questo documento.




Dette advarselssymbolet betyr fare. Du er i en situasjon som kan føre til skade på person. Før du begynner å arbeide med noe av utstyret, må du være oppmerksom på farene forbundet med elektriske kretser, og kjenne til standardprosedyrer for å forhindre ulykker. Bruk nummeret i slutten av hver advarsel for å finne oversettelsen i de oversatte sikkerhetsadvarslene som fulgte med denne enheten.




Este símbolo de aviso significa perigo. Você está em uma situação que poderá ser causadora de lesões corporais. Antes de iniciar a utilização de qualquer equipamento, tenha conhecimento dos perigos envolvidos no manuseio de circuitos elétricos e familiarize-se com as práticas habituais de prevenção de acidentes. Utilize o número da instrução fornecido ao final de cada aviso para localizar sua tradução nos avisos de segurança traduzidos que acompanham este dispositivo.




Este símbolo de aviso indica peligro. Existe riesgo para su integridad física. Antes de manipular cualquier equipo, considere los riesgos de la corriente eléctrica y familiarícese con los procedimientos estándar de prevención de accidentes. Al final de cada advertencia encontrará el número que le ayudará a encontrar el texto traducido en el apartado de traducciones que acompaña a este dispositivo.




Denna varningssignal signalerar fara. Du befinner dig i en situation som kan leda till personskada. Innan du utför arbete på någon utrustning måste du vara medveten om farorna med elkretsar och känna till vanliga förfaranden för att förebygga olyckor. Använd det nummer som finns i slutet av varje varning för att hitta dess översättning i de översatta säkerhetsvarningar som medföljer denna anordning.




Este símbolo de aviso significa perigo. Você se encontra em uma situação em que há risco de lesões corporais. Antes de trabalhar com qualquer equipamento, esteja ciente dos riscos que envolvem os circuitos elétricos e familiarize-se com as práticas padrão de prevenção de acidentes. Use o número da declaração fornecido ao final de cada aviso para localizar sua tradução nos avisos de segurança traduzidos que acompanham o dispositivo.




Dette advarselssymbol betyder fare. Du befinder dig i en situation med risiko for legemesbeskadigelse. Før du begynder arbejde på udstyr, skal du være opmærksom på de involverede risici, der er ved elektriske kredsløb, og du skal sætte dig ind i standardprocedurer til undgåelse af ulykker. Brug erklæringsnummeret efter hver advarsel for at finde oversættelsen i de oversatte advarsler, der fulgte med denne enhed.



Obtaining Optical Networking Information

This section contains information that is specific to optical networking products. For information that pertains to all of Cisco, refer to the Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request section.

Where to Find Safety and Warning Information

For safety and warning information, refer to the Cisco Optical Transport Products Safety and Compliance Information document that accompanied the product. This publication describes the international agency compliance and safety information for the Cisco ONS 15454 system. It also includes translations of the safety warnings that appear in the ONS 15454 system documentation.

Cisco Optical Networking Product Documentation CD-ROM

Optical networking-related documentation, including Cisco ONS 15xxx product documentation, is available in a CD-ROM package that ships with your product. The Optical Networking Product Documentation CD-ROM is updated periodically and may be more current than printed documentation.

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